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Bijnor pitches for heritage tag for 4 bldgs to boost tourism | Meerut News – Times of India

Bijnor: The district administration has identified four buildings that are to be accorded the heritage status in Bijnor. These are the district magistrate’s residence and palaces of Sahanpur, Shyau and Tajpur.
In December, two additional gates for Amangarh tiger reserve (ATR) are proposed to be opened at Afzalgarh Rehar Road. Plans are also afoot to introduce a hot air balloon facility from Vidurkuti to Ganga Barrage.
All these proposals are aimed at giving a boost to tourism in the district that spans 4,049 square km. A major cane-producing district, Bijnor has several places with historical, religious, and cultural significance. Its lush forests are home to several species of wildlife, including tigers, elephants and swamp deer.
Criss-crossed by seven rivers, including the Ganga and its tributaries, it has a variety of rich aqua life, including dolphins, otters, gharials and turtles, some of which are endangered and attracts flocks of migratory birds in winter.
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